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possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" it was the centerpiece of his campaign but now president obama has to clarify suggestions from his own people that he might break his pom miss not to raise taxes on the middle class. the president is trying to raise more money for one government program that has been a big hit. an update on cash for clunkers. consumers venting over healthcare reform, and politicians are taking notice, and a secret meeting in europe to map out strategy for and increasingly bloody conflict in afghanistan. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome for washington. i'm bret baier. the white house was on spin cycle today, trying to walk back weekend comments that led some to believe that the president was waffling on his pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class. senior white house correspondent major garrett on a promise that, even for the strongest president, can turn out to be political kryptonnite. i can make a firm pledge under my plan, no family mak
that that will be quite a process. in london, amy kellogg, fox news. bret: secretary of state hillary clinton is appealing to iran for more information about -- or any information about three missing americans believed to be arrested are there last week. the three apparently got lost while hiking in the mountains along the iraqi and iranian border. since the u.s. has no formal diplomatic relations with iran, it goes through the swiss in such cases. sarah palin is no longer in charge of alaska, but she is still in the sights of her critics, and how the white house chief of staff put the squeeze on t.v. executives to put the president in primetime. taking its rightful place in a long line of amazing performance machines. this is the new e-coupe. this is mercedes-benz. >> and now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. another case of what appears to be sarah palin derangement syndrome has reared its head. juan cole at the liberal salon.com website has compared the former alaska governor to ahmadinejad. cole writes "it is remarkable how similar they are r-678 both are known for saying things that p
we go to bret baier with a what is coming coming up on "special report." >> is the president's pledge to not raise taxes on families making under $250,000 a year? join me in 30 minutes for "special report." now back to glenn. >> glenn: hello, america! this time we have been doing the hot list, but we decided to completely change it up or just rename it to "use your he head," bringing you stories where people in washington just aren't using their head. we begin in california. surprise, surprise! you might not believe this story. it's even too crazy for california, but here we go. they're trying to close their $26 billion short shortfall. they voted on the latest budget deal which included a proposal which would allow oil drilling off the coast of santa barbara. why would you do that? the measure passed the state senate, and then moved to the assembly. on july 24th, it was killed by a vote of 43-28, but then something very strange happened. the assembly voted to expunge the record -- or the vote from the record. they erased who voted and how they voted, from the public record. apparentl
] very intelligent person but it appears to me sometimes you cater to bret him and they seem to be two of the most intolerant -- that comes on as new analysis. would you answer that question and then i have another. do you cater to those people? >> guest: i think they're smart people and they are my colleagues at fox news, so often at fox news which is more conservative that is the niche that fox news occupies i find myself having to react to them and engage and debate them so when they have a good point i acknowledge it but i think i am there to bring up different points of view and make sure that the discussion has variety and from my point of view reality because i think oftentimes they can go off to the right side of the political spectrum. >> caller: [inaudible] >> guest: i'm sorry? >> caller: you call them conservative by donner call them in tolerant. in reference to jerry thomas, the first president bush i don't think he intended to have another black man on the court. i think what he did, he gave, it wasn't -- clarence thomas at the time because he thought he wasn't going to ge
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